Hannah Gadsby’s TED Talk 2019: “How I Broke Comedy”

“After quitting comedy, I became the most talked-about comedian on the planet.”

That’s Hannah Gadsby, near the start of her TED Talk this month in Vancouver, B.C., in which she explains “How I Broke Comedy.” This is how she decided to stop disguising her traumas for comedy, bur rather tell the whole truth about her life, and that show was Nanette. But don’t tell her she failed at comedy. Because she didn’t fail. Rather, she broke comedy. Roll the clip!

Sean L. McCarthy

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